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PUC sets standard electricity rates, for most customers it's good news


The standard offer price of electricity for small commercial customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro district will go down slightly in 2017, while small commercial customers in...

Portland Buy Local hires first executive director

Portland Buy Local, which was started a decade ago to represent independent businesses, has selected Jenn Thompson as its first executive director.

Stein of the times: Geary sales slip in brew boom

The growth of the craft beer market has caused a slide in production and sales for D.L. Geary Brewing Co., Portland’s first craft brewer.

Biddeford: Parking shortage costing jobs

Biddeford city officials are concerned a lack of parking spaces downtown is costing jobs and putting the community's revitalization at risk.

Eastern Maine Economic Development lands $500K grant

U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 Economic Recovery Assistance grant to Eastern Maine Development Corp., which will use the funding to establish a plan to support...

FAME financing boosts Thompson's Point project

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The Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $500,000 direct loan to Forefront Brick South LLC to help finance property improvements and working capital related to the redevelopment of a vacant...

Topsham firm joins Maine's growing ESOP movement

Morningstar Stone and Tile, a stone counter-top fabricator located in Topsham, announced Monday that it has established an employee stock ownership plan and is now 30% owned by its employees.

It's official: Boatbuilders show to move in '17

The Maine Boatbuilders Show has announced it will move from its long-time site at 58 Fore St. in Portland to the Portland Sports Complex, at 512 Warren Ave., for its 2017 show.

Portland: New office seeks to connect immigrants with employers

The City of Portland is considering opening a new office aimed at helping immigrants, minorities and other economically hard-pressed residents connect with businesses and service providers.

One on One with John Witherspoon, president of Skowhegan Savings

Jennifer Van Allen |

John Witherspoon never envisioned a career in banking. But in 1979, fresh out of college and a three-month hiking adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail, Witherspoon joined Kingfield Savings Bank as a...